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Old 05-02-2009, 05:10 PM   #271
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Damn straight. My wife is a nurse and brought me three of these things. I use them EVERYWHERE. They fit into tiny spaces, hold stuff great and lock. Totally badass!
I always thought those were called 'roachclips'

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Old 05-05-2009, 10:02 PM   #272
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every time I remove a bolt or set a torque, I write the info or size on the bike with a sharpie on or near that area.
on the same note everytime i remove & put back a bolt i hit it w/ blue locktite stick.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:22 AM   #273
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A trick I've used for years is attaching the drill press chuck key to a bicycle inner tube about 16 inches long (just punch a round hole and stretch the tube over the chuck key). That makes it hard to misplace, pads your hand when applying pressure, and if someone (?) leaves it in the chuck when it is turned on, the tube will slap around loudly, but harmlessly, while wrapping around and holding the chuck key against the chuck while you duck, cuss, and shut off the switch.


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Old 05-06-2009, 08:46 AM   #274
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is there a reason this thread isn't stickied (or whatever the past pluperfect may be) . . . . . . .

attach a haccksaw blade to the edge of the bench -- make a great tool to cut pieces of wet/dry sandpaper to a convenient size.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:20 PM   #275
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A trick I've used for years is attaching the drill press chuck key to a bicycle inner tube about 16 inches long (just punch a round hole and stretch the tube over the chuck key). That makes it hard to misplace, pads your hand when applying pressure, and if someone (?) leaves it in the chuck when it is turned on, the tube will slap around loudly, but harmlessly, while wrapping around and holding the chuck key against the chuck while you duck, cuss, and shut off the switch.


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Good idea. I use one of those corporate ID badge things.

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Old 05-08-2009, 07:15 AM   #276
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Blue Masking Tape

I love this blue masking tape. Comes off even after 60+ days with no residue. Doesn't shrivel when wet and turn into that impossible to remove crud when dry like regular tape. Keep the cheap stuff around though for normal use.


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Old 05-08-2009, 07:23 AM   #277
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Interesting. We used a mix of 3 parts CLP (The new stuff, no teflon) and 1 part ATF to clean weapons in Iraq. It worked better than anything I've used. It'll even remove copper fouling.
That's quite similar to the bore solvent known as "Ed's Red" Made from ATF, Stoddard Solvent (or acetone), lanolin and maybe something else I am forgetting.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:42 AM   #278
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Best hand cleaner EVER

Liquid dish soap (Palmolive or Sunlight)
Fistfulls of White sugar

Lots of soap
lots of sugar

Cuts through grease better than even the orange hand cleaner stuff.
Lots of soap lots of sugar lots of water

(old farmer's trick)
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:30 AM   #279
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Barbasol shaving cream cuts the grease well too.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:43 AM   #280
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Interesting. We used a mix of 3 parts CLP (The new stuff, no teflon) and 1 part ATF to clean weapons in Iraq. It worked better than anything I've used. It'll even remove copper fouling.
Awwright, I give up. What's CLP?
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:43 AM   #281
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Awwright, I give up. What's CLP?
Breakfree CLP

Cleaner Lubricant Protectant.

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Old 05-09-2009, 08:04 AM   #282
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Breakfree CLP

Cleaner Lubricant Protectant.

Mil-L-63460
Close. Breakfree is the civilian version and has teflon. CLP is the military version and doesn't. We're all green now, and I ain't talkin' uniforms. Depleted uranium good. Teflon bad....
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:18 AM   #283
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I agree teflon bad, I personally use gunzilla.

Can you get the non-teflon CLP commercially?
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:51 AM   #284
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I agree teflon bad, I personally use gunzilla.

Can you get the non-teflon CLP commercially?
Maybe at a surplus store. Or you can just let the spooge settle to the bottom (of the bottle, pervs) and pour off the carrier.
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:07 PM   #285
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I keep a long thin rare Earth magnet in my toolbox. It is handy to stick onto a screw driver or socket extension when you need to hold a screw/nut.

BTW- very powerful rare Earth magnets are in every disk drive. Next time you throw out a drive, harvest the magnet.
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